Archive for the ‘Nests’ Category

Spring time is time for NestWatch

It was a cold, long winter, but, spring has finally arrived!! The yard is like an emerald carpet and the the buds on the trees are starting to bloom. This also means that NestWatch is in full swing and that means looking out for and reporting on the nests in and around my home. The […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Birding at Home

At this time of year many of us consider our resolutions for the new year.  I decided to use some of my key lessons from last year to identify resolutions for this year.  If you look in the archive you can find the entries that inspired these 2013 New Year Resolutions. 1. Learn more songs […]

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Have you checked your front door lately?

No need for a bird house, just put a wreath on your front door in early spring and in a short time you may have a bird’s nest.  Our daughter did just that and shortly afterward noticed a Robin had built her nest.  I encouraged her not to move it and just to watch and […]

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Fly like an eagle…..

The last two days I have been checking the nest and the female Bluebird has not been on her eggs.  However, all four eggs look healthy and safe in the nest.  I have noticed that this Bluebird pair has a different approach to managing their nest than last year’s pair.  The male Bluebird does not […]

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Three eggs!

The Bluebirds now have three eggs in their nest in my Bluebird house.  This is very exciting!  Based on the deep design of the nest, three eggs appears to be the capacity of the nest.  I don’t believe the female will lay another egg.  Three or four eggs is the norm for most Bluebirds.  The […]

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We have a nest!

The male Bluebird has worked his magic and his mate has built a wonderful nest in the Bluebird house. I’m so excited!!!  There’s only one drawback, remember that miniature video camera that I had put in the Bluebird house, the wire was ripped out by a couple of very playful dogs so I don’t have […]

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Rain, rain, go away!!

Unbelieveable, another day of rain!   The birds coming to my feeders look soaked and a little disheveled, including the Bluebirds.  I have seen the male and female finding refuge under the eve of our neighbors roof.  They rest for a while and fly to my mealworm feeder. Both the House Sparrow nest and House […]

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Birding at Home can be far away!

I’ve learned recently that birding at home can also mean viewing birds via the internet in the comfort of my home.  My Dad has recently turned me on to the Decorah Eagles. In Decorah, Iowa there is an eagles nest 80 feet up in a tree on the property of a fish hatchery. American Bald […]

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A “hot” place to build a nest!

While I was out, my husband decided to cook some salmon on our outdoor grill – first time of the season!  The grill has been covered all winter with a plastic tarp.  He removed the tarp and opened the grill and there was a perfectly formed little nest on the cooking surface!  Unfortunately, he just […]

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